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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Tabassum Zalotrawala to lead McDonald's U.S. development

The former CDO of Chipotle will join the fast-food chain's senior leadership team as part of growth acceleration strategy.


Remembering Jerry Richardson, the football star who built Hardee's

Restaurant Rewind: The man knew biscuits and burgers as well as he knew the route to the Super Bowl.

TravelCenters of America named Maira Isabel Morales corporate executive chef for its more than 150 full-service restaurants.

A former owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, the North Carolina native made his money as a Hardee's franchisee. He would later operate Quincy's, Denny's and El Pollo Loco, among other restaurant brands.

Gonzalez has considerable experience in operations at Virtual Dining Concepts and at Restaurant Brands International.

The former head of marketing at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska will “amplify and build upon” the drive-thru coffee chain’s brand.

The CMO and president replaces David Head, who is taking a consulting role with the chain's lead investor.

The fast-casual burger chain tapped the KFC veteran to oversee global marketing. Former Chief Brand Officer Iwona Alter was named chief operating officer.

The annual awards by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association were announced at COEX. The winner of the Gold Plate will be announced in May.

With more than 70 units, the New York City-based chain is preparing for rapid growth.

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